Cheap Lenovo LePhone S899t with 4.5″ screen, dual-core CPU, and ICS in the works for China Mobile
Lenovo’s working on a new Android-powered smartphone, one that will be launched by China Mobile and will come with support for its TD-SCDMA 3G standard.
The Lenovo LePhone S899t, for that’s what it’s called, will pack some pretty impressive specs in a rather affordable package. Therefore, it’s going to be one of the best performers in the ‘price per features ratio’ category in the Chinese smartphone market in the near future.
The S899t will run Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with Lenovo’s custom UI layer sitting atop. It will come with a dual-core 1 GHz ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Mali 400 graphics (previously seen mostly in Sony’s newest mobile offerings), a 4.5-inch qHD (540×960) IPS touchscreen, and will be just 9.9 mm thin.
The remainder of its specs are a mystery for now, but everything will probably get leaked at some point, so you need to be patient for just a little while longer.
The main thing to note here is the price. The Lenovo S899t will be sold for only 1,299 yuan, which translates into approximately $206 or €160 at today’s exchange rates. That’s actually great considering the specs we’re dealing with here.
There’s no actual release date to speak of yet, but the S899t is expected to become available in June or July.